Esmeralda Resort

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 476 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Lovely, spacious property with great hospitality and beach access

    Reviewed by Timothy H(Alexandria, Virginia) on Nov 19, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    On our first trip to St. Martin since Hurricane Irma, we selected Esmeralda largely because of its proximity to Orient Beach. It turns out our choice was an excellent one. The room was spacious, clean and had great air conditioning. The staff was to a person pleasant and helpful. The on site restaurant, L’Astrolabe, was very good.with a good variety of choices. It was also the site of the included breakfast which, by most standards was quite good - fresh fruit, baguettes, mini croissants and juice - guava, mango, pineapple, and orange. We were also pleasantly surprised to find that room rate included chaises and an umbrella at three nearby beaches which ordinarily cost €20 per day. Our resort Identification card also allowed us to have the cost of drinks, lunch and dinners at both the beach restaurants and other nearby restaurants to be billed to our room, a major convenience. All in all a beautiful spot at a very reasonable price.

    Our first post-Irma getaway!

    Reviewed by jphartjr() on Nov 19, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We returned to Esmeralda for the 5th time in 13 years and overall our 7th time to SXM! We are amazed at the progress the island has made and especially the Orient Beach area. Esmeralda was in very good shape & spirits and our cottage (#47) was amazing. We had one small hiccup but Claudie made sure we were all set. L'Astrolabe was fabulous and the only missing was the CoCo beach bar that was under construction. We left Nov 2nd after a week's stay and cannot wait to return!!!! Bon jour...

    Great stay

    Reviewed by Rhonda M(Davie, Florida, United States) on Aug 12, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    My teenage daughter and I really enjoyed our recent stay at Esmeralda. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We always had good service. The room was HUGE! The continental breakfast was lovely and sufficient. The negatives: we had NO A/C the first night. I thought I was going to die. We didn't have any working Wifi in our room either. The next day our A/C still wasn't working. Maintenance came right away and turned out our breaker inexplicably tripped. It did it twice more (but then I knew what the problem was and had to fix the breaker myself) and after that it was fine. I'd rather thought some amount would have been deducted from our bill because it was miserable! But there was no consideration given. And, while our room was lovely, it was quite a hike from the beach but I guess the exercise was good, notwithstanding the heat! Taxis are just ridiculously expensive (which is not the fault of the resort of course), but you can't really walk anywhere for dinner, so it would probably be advisable to have a car.

    Very nice resort

    Reviewed by Traveler434236() on Jul 29, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Great service & friendly staff. Huge room with kitchenette & terrace. There are 4 rooms in each building & has its own pool surrounded by secure clear glass & lounge chairs. Restaurant is amazing at the resort services breakfast included & dinner. Beach is a short distance walking & hotel has free cards for the chairs & umbrellas. On the beach are 3 separate beach bars & restaurants with chairs & umbrellas. Kontiki beach has amazing food.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-5

    Nice first trip to St Martin

    Reviewed by Ben H(Naperville, Illinois) on Jul 02, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    The Esmeralda was probably just what I expected it to be after doing a lot of research online of places to stay while visiting St Martin. I understood going in that they are still in the process of recovering from Hurricane Irma. The service at the hotel was excellent. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. The few small issues we had during our stay were immediately addressed. We stayed in a large suite (421). Overall the resort was nice, but it did not wow me. For the most part the room was clean, although I felt that the bathroom floor was a bit dirty in the corners and around the legs of the vanity. On the grounds of the resort we felt very safe, but we were discouraged by locals about walking to and from the village restaurants in the evenings. During the day safety was not a concern at all. We walked to Orient Beach each morning on the path from the resort property. Of the 3 restaurants currently open on the beach, we really liked "Kontiki". This is one of the places that is partnered with Esmeralda to offer free beach chairs and umbrella. The food at Kontiki was by far the best of the 3 options. Each day after a few drinks we walked down to the nude section of Orient Beach just for the experience. Orient Beach is beautiful, with a fun vibe. We were there during low season, so the crowds were small. Beach towels were provided by the hotel for a $60 deposit, we thought that was a bit extreme, but we were happy to have towels provided. The restaurant at the resort, Astrolabe, was outstanding. We ate there each morning for breakfast and 2 times for dinner. We were very impressed with both dinners. My only complain about the restaurant is they insist that you order your whole meal at once rather than allowing you to order starters first followed by entree orders after as needed.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Service

    Service-5